At 8:55 of the first period in the Toronto Maple Leafs/Ottawa Senators game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Toronto net. The referee informed the Situation Room that Ottawa's Marc Methot made incidental contact with Toronto goaltender James Reimer, preventing Reimer from doing his job in the crease. This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no penalty and no goal Ottawa.
You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals